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Kam Larsen, to Derby & Beyond

Updated: Oct 4, 2022

The points chase charges on, and after a year of hard-fought battles, the Haro/Fly Racing ride of Kam Larsen looks to repeat his late-season charge. Remembering back to the 2021 season, the Bakersfield-born Men Pro was lighting up the National circuit and headed into the Tulsa as a favorite and battling for the Grand Nationals win during the Friday night pro show. Ending the season with a second-place finish in Tulsa and a third-place spot overall for the 2021 season, Larsen’s speed and confidence were trending in the right direction as the new series was about to begin in 2022.

Sitting here now in late August and watching the days tick down until the next pro series stop, we wanted to check in with Kam and hear what he’s doing to prep for another stellar performance in the late stages of the season.

Living in his new home base of Florida, Larsen is fresh off an international excursion and back to the training grounds in the citrus state. Spending three months abroad hitting World Cups and European rounds, finishing it off with the World Championships in Nantes, France, Larsen has been on the go and experiencing everything it takes to become an even better racer. While he did get a little banged up along the way, Larsen is back to business as he shifts his focus back to the USA BMX Pro Series.

“My late-season push has been pretty decent, but unfortunately, the week before the worlds, I had a little injury on my ankle, so Worlds was a little bit of a bust for me, but now that I'm back home, I’ve had a couple of weeks to regroup, and my eyes are on the rest of the USA BMX season with a couple of big races with Louisville coming up as well as the world cups with the Olympic cycle coming up. Luckily Oldsmar is back open, so I’ve really been spending a lot of time there, it’s been nice because I moved to Florida originally to ride that track, and now it's finally open, so we’ve had good sessions out there working on recovering while putting my head down and working out the kinks to hopefully put some good results down.”

With only seven scores left until the pro classes battle for a spot in the night show in Tulsa, Larsen has some big possible scores to rack up. The next two stops climbing the eight-meter hill for Louisville, Kentucky’s Derby City Nationals and Oldsmar, Florida’s Gator Nationals, Larsen is prepping with as much supercross track time as possible.